Polio: World leaders pledge $2.6 billion to eradicate virus
21 October 2022 | 10:05 am
The plan to end polio has received pledges for half its necessary funding at a summit in Berlin. The WHO has warned of the virus spreading to polio-free countries.
31 Mar 2021
COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic. Global leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, want to be better prepared for the next one.
12 Apr 2021
Tribute messages from around the world land for Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh, the longest serving royal consort in British history, who died aged 99.
24 Sep 2021
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27 Sep 2021
Political and business leaders have committed more than $400 billion to the expansion of renewable and clean energy, the UN announced. They also vowed to dramatically expand access to electricity in developing nations.
28 Sep 2021
Some countries see the election outcome as "continuity" after Chancellor Angela Merkel's nearly 16-years in office. Others view it as an opportunity for greater cooperation with Germany.
5 Oct 2021
A trove of leaked documents has revealed links between leaders and offshore tax havens. Officials in Pakistan and other countries are facing calls for investigation while Germany urged patience in fighting tax avoidance.
12 Oct 2021
Most countries have now signed up to a historic deal to ensure a minimum 15% corporate tax rate. Only four smaller economies are still holding back.
14 Oct 2021
Officials are scrambling to help clear supply chain backlogs, with two of the US's largest ports operating 24 hours per day as traffic jams of container ships wait offshore. Also, the IMF unveils a new mechanism for rich countries to lend or donate to poor nations, and Hollywood braces for the biggest crew strike since the 1940s.
18 Oct 2021
The campaign will be the first polio inoculation drive to take place in three years. The Taliban had previously told communities that vaccines were a conspiracy against Muslims.
31 Oct 2021
Heads of state and government gathering for the climate conference in Glasgow will argue over plans to burn fewer fossil fuels, the only way to honor their pledges to protect the planet.
2 Nov 2021
More than 100 world leaders, including Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, are supporting the agreement at the climate summit. Activists say it greenlights "another decade of deforestation."
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A seven-hour drive southwest of the Tunisian capital lies Chott el-Djerid, north Africa's largest salt lake and the setting for the thirteenth edition of Tunis Fashion Week. The youngest designer participating, 18-year-old Haroun Ghanmi, celebrates the Tunisian techno scene, while fellow designer Yousra Sen creates one-of-a-kind pieces.
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In Cuba, the socialist project begun by revolutionary hero and former president Fidel Castro is teetering on the verge of failure.
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The Church, which employees around 800,000 people in Germany, has changed its labor laws so that people can no longer be fired for being in a same-sex relationship or remarrying after divorce.
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Many football fans have already been denied entry to Qatari football stadiums for showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community. However, contrary to viral claims, this was not the case for the German football team. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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While part of the international community denounces the repression of the Uighur ethnic group in Xinjiang, a region in western China, Uighur "influencers" offer an idyllic vision of their daily life. But a growing number of human rights organisations and the United Nations have documented China’s severe repression of this Muslim ethnic minority.
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More than 150 gangs are active in Haiti, where they impose their law on a powerless state. Most of them are located in the capital Port-au-Prince, which they largely control. Massacres, stray bullets, kidnappings: everyday Haitians are the first victims of their violence. FRANCE 24's Observers investigated their abuses in this special programme: "Haiti: in the grip of the gangs".